A five-coloured Chinese beast that resembled an elephant-sized cat, the Zouwu had a striped coat, straggly mane and four fangs that curled out of its mouth. It also had a distinctive long and multi-coloured tail. Capable of travelling 1000 miles a day, the creatures were incredibly powerful and terrifying to most wizards, although Newt Scamander dismissed the Zouwu's size and strength, claiming it was just like a big kitten.